You could say I have a green thumb when it comes to growing plants/flowers. In the past I have always planted in the ground around the house. Since moving from California to North Carolina I have figured out that the red clay really doesn't jive with my normal philosophy of dig a hole, toss a seed in or a potted plant from a home improvement store or a nursery in town, and water it. It takes alot more care and time that I can not get out of a normal day. Container gardens are great for that small space you have on a patio or if you live in a condo or townhouse.
So, I started looking into container gardening. There are so many ideas I would of never thought of. A pair of old boots, a pitcher that I got at a rummage sale or an old cookie jar that never has cookies in it anymore.
I read through this site and found it very helpful http://www.containergardeningtips.com/
This site also helps with great tips to getting your garden growing